Ansel Elgort raises thousands with his ‘OnlyFans’ nude to help feed healthcare workers during coronavirus

A cropped version of the nude that the actor posted

Ansel Elgort has helped raise thousands of dollars for coronavirus relief efforts by baiting fans with the promise of an OnlyFans.

The actor, best known for starring in Baby Driver and The Fault in Our Stars, pulled off a spectacular flex on Instagram on Tuesday by posting a nude photo.

With almost everything on display, he teased: “OnlyFans LINK IN BIO.”

However, while many, many thousands of people who broke the sound barrier with a rush towards the actor’s Insta bio, the link was not to the promised nude-sharing app, but to a fundraiser providing free meals to Brooklyn hospital staff.

Although the photo has now been removed – from his Instagram at least, let’s not pretend we didn’t all save a copy – the stunt seems to have paid off, with donation on the page rising by $19,000 (£15,400) overnight after the actor’s post – from $193,000 to $211,000.

In his Insta Story, the 25-year-old actor reflected on all the… attention he had received as a result of the post.

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Ansel Elgort thanks fans for donating thousands to charity – as he reveals his dad took nude photo.

He said: “I just wanted to say, thanks a lot! Everybody’s raised a lot of money. I don’t know how much of this is from the post, but it seems like a lot of people have been giving in the past few hours. Looks like it was worth it.

“Unfortunately, Instagram told me I’ve got to take my post down because of nudity, so I’m going to take it down. Maybe I’ll repost a version that cuts a little higher.

“Sorry about that, Instagram, sorry if I offended anybody, but we did a good thing.”

Revealing a baffling snippet about the photo, he added: “My dad took the picture, by the way, he was mad and said I needed to give him credit.”

A cropped version of the nude that Ansel Elgort posted
A cropped version of the nude that the actor posted (Photo: Ansel Elgort’s dad)

Fans are in mourning for the deleted nude.

In place of the deleted nude photo, he has posted a new video of a sunset.

Elgort wrote: “Sex sells better than sunsets, please donate at link in bio.”

One fan complained: “I’m reporting this for not having enough nudity.”

Another added: “RIP naked Ansel pic, you will be missed”.

While Elgort was permitted to simply delete the nude, many fans who had shared it on their stories have received warnings from Instagram for inappropriate content.